Kiara is struggling with love; it is something she craves for yet runs away from it. She jeopardizes her chances at love before it hurts her, yet she hurts eternally. The smallest disparity she senses in her relationship she takes off, thinking it was never meant to be. This hesitation and coldness in love stems from a deep-rooted fear of abandonment that she underwent as a child. How her tenderness and efforts she had shown as a kid were never reciprocated by her parents. Ensuing her from ever reflecting her true side nature.
This movie portrays how her character evolves, as she sets about unknotting the knots from her past by forgiving her parents. She embraces herself fully and truly accepts herself for who she is. She learns to let go of the societal expectations of the depiction of a perfect relationship and the false idea of love. Because at the end it’s okay to love and unlove.
Dear Zindagi, was released on Netflix on November 23,2016. Directed by Gauri Shinde, it is a slice of life tale that does an amazing job in introducing themes such as mental health and strained personal relationships.